The UX Design Bootcamp

A 12-week program to jumpstart your UX career.

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The M.AD Difference

From insights to concepts to testing to prototyping, a UX Designer is a jack-of-all-trades—and master of man. Fueled by a desire to solve customer needs with innovative digital experiences, the UX designer pioneers the cutting edge of human-computer interaction.

As a UX designer, your decisions affect every move a user makes. The people who excel at it are born problem solvers with exceptional attention to detail.  They strive to create the best experience for the task at hand…with the end user always in mind.

Needless to say, it’s a high-stakes affair. And the UX designers that find success are talented, driven individuals, with a wealth of experience in the field. That’s why at MAD, we espouse a philosophy of total immersion. For 12 weeks, you’ll dive deep into the world of a professional designer. A series of lectures and working sessions will expose you to a world of theoretical knowledge, as well as practical UX design approaches and skills by the top experts in the industry. Toolbox sessions will teach tangible and transferable skills including; cognitive psychology, problem solving and effectively working with your team. And all along, you’ll be guided by expert professional mentors who teach you every step of the way.

Award-Winning Student Work

Our UX Design students are leading the charge to explore new digital interactions. Check out some of their most recent work here.
Monica ClevesExperience Lead at SAPIENTRAZORFISH
“I started as an intern at Sapient through M.AD and ended up leading UX Design projects that are transforming multi-billion dollar companies”

The UX Design Curriculum at M.AD

What (and how) you’ll be learning.

In just 12 weeks you’ll be immersed in the world of User Experience (UX) Design. A series of lectures and working sessions will expose you to a world of theoretical knowledge, and practical UX design approaches and skills by the top experts in the industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to dive in to the reality of the discipline and learn to create great experiences through hands-on exercises and project work. Toolbox sessions teach tangible and transferable skills including; cognitive psychology, problem solving and effectively working with your team. The program concludes with a final week of building and presenting each individual’s portfolio to a panel of proven industry executives.

It all happens with an innovative curriculum of courses like these:

  • Learn The History Of Ux Design
  • Understand User Needs
  • Build A Design Framework
  • Test Your Work
  • Learn How To Present
  • 50 Shades Of Influence
  • Social Irl
  • Social Engagement Through Paid Media
  • Create A Portfolio

Want to know what else you’ll be learning? Learn more about the courses you’ll take in the course brochure.

Who Is This Program For?

People who are passionate about problem-solving. Who love to develop a sense of what people need through better design, better communication and believe a test and learn philosophy to evolve their designs.

You should take pride in listening and observing, all in order to translate user needs and business goals into compelling designs. You’re a human interaction and user satisfaction guru, who knows how to design for usability, accessibility and ease of interaction. Using user research, strategy, information architecture and interaction design, you bring a human-centred approach to the design of digital experiences.

Teachers Who Practice What They Preach

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Kat SavinExperience Designer at Publicis Canada
“The UX bootcamp at M.AD was a perfect segue from University/College into working a real job. Not only did I receive superb guidance from people working in the tech industry, but I also made lasting connections with a group of like-minded, passionate, and talented individuals – all while working on with a real client, on a real project.”

Study in Florida or Georgia

Each school has a unique charm.

The School of Ideas represents the best of what America has to offer. The cities we’ve chosen all boast a special blend of people, places, and energy. Just pick your creative cocktail.

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Experience the School of Ideas for yourself. 

Check out our locations in: Atlanta, Miami, New York and San Francisco

How To Apply

The application is as creative as the career.
Four Stages to Apply
Step 1

The application is as creative as the career.

Enter your information and register for your M.AD School of Ideas account.
Step 2

Choose a city, program, and start date

Select the school you are most interested in right now. Should you change your mind later on, you can easily change your application.
Step 3

Follow the process laid out in the application portal

Show us who you are as a creative thinker. Share examples of things you’ve created.. Or do one of our fun creative exercises. Finally, schedule an introductory meeting with your Admissions Advisor.
Step 4

Review and Submit

Make sure all your information is correct, and that you’ve paid your application fee. We’ll get back to you soon!

Our Next Cohort is Starting Soon

Program Starts: July 2 | Application Deadline: May 24

Important Program Information

Tuition
 

Tuition of $4,850 is due quarterly. It takes eight quarters which is 2 years to complete the art direction program.Total tuition cost for the program is $38,800.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We work tirelessly to make M.AD affordable for students of all backgrounds. For our American students, federal loans can often cover some or all of tuition costs. We also offer a variety of scholarships.

International Students

In the past decades, students have come to us from every corner of the world. If you’re worried about getting here, never fear: you’ll likely be able to attend the campus of your choice. Click for more about the visa process.

Have A Question? Reach Out.

Career advice with no strings attached.

Our admissions team love to chat with people like you—answering questions, proposing solutions, and making plans for a creative future. An advisor can help you figure out what’s next in your creative adventure. Maybe that means Art Direction at M.AD.

Download The Bootcamp Brochure

Crucial information about the UX Design Bootcamp
  • UX Design career facts
  • Average salaries
  • Information on co-ops and internships
  • Example projects for real brands
  • Detailed application process

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